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Attending the meetings and contributing your energy and ideas from your school or from your community is a great contribution and keeps the testimonies and input from S.H.A.P.P.E. grounded in what is needed by those serving and educating our young people.  A part time stipend and the funds to support the food at the meetings are taken from donations to S.H.A.P.P.E. and through a grant, when possible, entered into with our fiduciary agent the 21st CSF.  Letter for 2017 is below

Dear Friends

Your support has mattered every day. The founding principle of the Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators (SHAPPE) is that in order to be successful, public education must be a cooperative endeavor of students, parents, teachers, administrators, city leaders and our community of neighbors, citizens and partners. S.H.A.P.P.E. works to strengthen and protect that partnership.

This February will mark 20 years of coming together monthly to listen, think and strategize on how best to support the education of the high school students in our schools.  We started with safety as our primary concern. We have expanded to work on many of the other areas that affect our students. Our DCPS high schools are almost all modernized, we continue to advocate for strong aligned programming, resources and opportunities of all. 

These are challenging times; I believe our democracy depends on a strong high school education and the engagement of the public in the policies and practices of our schools. In 2018 If you are able to contribute toward this effort; your support will make a difference in the work of S.H.A.P.P.E. and will be greatly appreciated. Your donations are our main support. 

The 21st Century School Fund www.21csf.org  1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 is the fiduciary agent as well as a primary partner to S.H.A.P.P.E. To donate by credit cardhttps://21csf.networkforgood.com/  If you are sending a check please let me know, and make out the check to 21CSF, designate SHAPPE on the check and mail to 21CSF at 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Thank you, 

Cathy Reilly

Executive Director,